Walker Royce , IBM , Boxboro
Murray Cantor , IBM, Littleton
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2013.102
Agility without objective governance cannot scale, and governance without agility cannot compete. Agile methods are mainstream, and software enterprises are adopting these practices in diverse delivery contexts and at enterprise scale. IBM's broad industry experience with agile transformations and deep internal know-how point to three key principles to deliver sustained measurable improvements in software business outcomes with higher confidence: Measure change and minimize overhead, steer using economic governance, and plan and predict using Bayesian analytics. Applying these three principles in context is the crux of measured improvement in business agility and continuous delivery of smarter software-intensive systems. This paper describes more meaningful measurement and prediction foundations for economic governance.
Walker Royce, Murray Cantor, "Economic Governance of Software Delivery", IEEE Software, , no. 1, pp. 1, PrePrints PrePrints, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.102